posted on Aug, 2 2019 @ 02:25 PM
a reply to: Barnalby
I get the point of multirole, and I actually agree with it, but they've gone stupid with it. Having an Air Wing of one type of plane can bite you
hard in the ass. And, I'm sorry, the Hornet isn't a good choice for the entire Air Wing. They need something like the F-14 to do long range stuff,
with the Hornet to backstop it and do its thing. I used to love seeing all the different types on deck. Now it's just boring as hell.
Personally, I think the Air Force should have stayed with the Expeditionary concept. They still do them on deployment, but at one point, they had
bombers, fighters, and tankers all at one base, under one flag. Mountain Home had B-52s, F-15Es, F-15C/Ds, and KC-135s all based there under the
concept. It was a good idea, which is why it went away pretty quickly.